• Why the God-Man: The Mystery of the Incarnation Media Resource by

    Luke 5:17-26

    Jesus is the eternal Word of God in human flesh. In the opening of John’s gospel, we learn that the Son of God became something He was not—a man. At the same time, He remained what He always was—the second person of the Trinity. As the God-Man, Jesus is one person with complete yet distinct divine and human natures. The biblical account of the incarnation raises one of the most important questions ever to be asked: Why the God-Man? In this session, Dr. Stephen Nichols unpacks the central role of the incarnation for understanding the person and work of Christ. View Resource

  • Questions and Answers Media Resource by , , , ,

    A Questions and Answers session with Drs. Nathan Busenitz, Steven Lawson, John MacArthur, Stephen Nichols, and R.C. Sproul. Questions: What are some tips for showing mercy and grace when introducing the doctrines of grace into a church? (00:08) Dr. Busenitz, can you comment on the pastoral preparation needed? (07:39) Since God foreordains everything, did He ordain Satan and the fall? (09:03) In regards to Romans 8:29, why is “foreknew” presented with predestination? (14:41) Are we saved by Jesus’ life, death, or both? (19:10) How can we explain the law and preach the gospel today? (21:10) Dr. Sproul, can you … View Resource

  • Those Who Are Called Media Resource by

    John 7:37-52

    Salvation is the sovereign work of the triune God. His grace planned it all and accomplishes it all. Even more, through His grace, the Holy Spirit ensures that all the elect will come to Christ through faith and repentance. This session will explain the role of the Holy Spirit in effectual calling and regeneration. View Resource

  • East of Eden Media Resource by

    Genesis 4

    To understand the Bible’s teaching on salvation, we need to grasp why we are in need of redemption. Every individual is by nature sinful and is thus deserving of God’s judgment and unable to make amends with Him. Because of the fall of Adam, life is now lived “east of Eden” (Gen. 3:24; 4:16), away from the bliss of fellowship with God in paradise. This session will consider why we need a Savior who can atone for our sin in order to restore our relationship with God. View Resource

  • Questions and Answers #2 Media Resource by , , , ,

    Kevin DeYoung, W. Robert Godfrey, Stephen Nichols, R.C. Sproul, and R.C. Sproul Jr. answer questions on topics such as modern advancements in medical technology, children who die in infancy, what Heaven will be like, and more. Questions: Considering that Coptic Christians believe Jesus had only one nature (monophysites), can we consider them Christians? (00:30) With all of the advancements in medical care in helping to keep people alive, what is the Christian’s responsibility in accepting these medical advances? Can a Christian say no to medical treatment or do we have the responsibility to seek any and all treatment available? … View Resource

  • The Chicago Statement: An Interview with R.C. Sproul Media Resource by ,

    Dr. Steve Nichols interviews Dr. R.C. Sproul about his involvement with the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy. Dr. Sproul spends a brief time giving a summary of the circumstances surrounding that statement—of just what was at stake in the drafting and signing of this document. Dr. Sproul also makes comparisons with our own time, drawing helpful conclusions for pastors as they consider biblical inerrancy. View Resource

  • The Difficulty Today Media Resource by , , , ,

    1 Timothy 4:13

    Believing in the inerrancy of Scripture can bring difficulties. Often, church members are unable to explain why they believe the Bible is inerrant to questioning non-Christians. Or, a pastor is unsure as to how to deal with a difficult passage. In addition, issues related to canon, manuscripts, and translations can be difficult for people to understand. This moderated session includes answers from several experienced pastors on how they’ve dealt with difficulties like these over the years. View Resource

  • Jesus Made in America Media Resource by

    Matthew 16:13-23

    Our culture is willing to voice respect for Jesus, but the Jesus it respects is not the God-man of Scripture. More often than not, the Jesus in view is just one among many saviors, a man who is nothing more than our brother and friend. In this session, Dr. Stephen Nichols reminds us that although Jesus is indeed our brother and friend, He is also the King of kings and Lord of lords. Calling on God to restore us to a high view of the biblical Christ, Dr. Nichols presents the biblical view of Jesus’ love and majesty that we … View Resource

  • The Inerrancy Crisis Media Resource by

    1 Thessalonians 2:9-13

    It’s a commonly held belief in America that the Bible contains some truth, but the Bible is certainly not without error—that is, inerrant. Yet this is a far cry from what the church has believed through the centuries. This session defines biblical inerrancy, gives a brief history of the doctrine, and also explains why our culture is in crisis about this significant attribute of Scripture. View Resource

  • Why the God Man? Media Resource by

    Genesis 4

    This session explains why a mere human being could not accomplish atonement, nor could a disembodied divine Spirit. It shows that it was necessary for the second person of the Godhead to take on flesh in order to make a sufficient sacrifice for man’s sin. By explaining the incarnation, this session also explains the one person and two natures of Christ. View Resource

  • Christ Our Ransom Media Resource by

    Mark 10:35-52

    This session expands on Christ’s declaration in Mark 10:42-45 that He came to give His life as a ransom for many. It explains the difference between the false ransom theory of the atonement that existed in the early church and the true meaning of Christ’s ransom. It also explains that Christ redeemed us by satisfying our debt to God. View Resource

  • Questions and Answers #1 Media Resource by , ,

    Deuteronomy 28

    Steven Lawson, Stephen Nichols, and R.C. Sproul answer questions ranging from the atonement and church history, to the dangers of Roman Catholic theology and Arminianism. Questions: What is the difference between the spiritual blessing of God found in the gospel, and the blessings or curses (based on obedience) that seems to be indicated in Deuteronomy? (1:30) Explain the picture that is being painted when the priest would lay his hands on the scapegoat in the Old Testament. (4:23) Was there a form of church discipline in the Old Testament? (7:10) What is the correlation between that (see previous question) … View Resource

  • Questions and Answers #2 Media Resource by , , ,

    Galatians 4:5-6

    Liam Goligher, Steven Lawson, Stephen Nichols, and R.C. Sproul answer questions ranging from the deity of Christ and the gifts of the Spirit, to church history and the future of ethnic Israel. Questions: Liam Goligher: What are the opportunities and challenges of ministering here in Philadelphia? (00:52) I know that God allowed sin to be in the world, but why would He if He could have prevented it? (3:15) How does expressing joy in worship relate to the Regulative Principle of worship? (5:47) In view of the previous question, would some in the Reformed community view George Whitefield skeptically … View Resource

  • Questions and Answers Media Resource by , , , , ,

    Genesis 1:27

    Gregory Beale, Michael Morales, Stephen Nichols, R.C. Sproul, R.C. Sproul Jr., and Derek Thomas answer questions ranging from Jesus’ baptism, the atonement, and church history, to their favorite books of the Bible, and the theology of N.T. Wright. Questions: Why was it necessary for Christ to be baptized? (1:17) Derek Thomas, before you ran out of time in your message, what was going to be your third proof point for the resurrection? (3:19) After Christ accomplished his atonement, when and how, according to God’s moral justice, did the Father’s disposition toward the Son change from unmitigated wrath to redemptive … View Resource

  • Christ and Him Crucified Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 1:26-30

    The message of Christ crucified is a stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to the Greeks. In this session, part of Reformation Bible College’s fourth annual convocation service, Dr. Stephen Nichols will explain why the crucifixion was such a shock to the first century faithful and what that means for us. He will explore why we must ever and always proclaim Christ and Him crucified. View Resource